Update: Kitty Running Low But New Names Still Linked

With much of SAFC's transfer business already complete it's no surprise that the transfer rumours have died down. There have been plenty of speculative ones, how many of them have any truth is anyone's guess.

by GMac88 Thursday, 30 July 2015 10:49 PM Comments
With much of SAFC's transfer business already complete it's no surprise that the transfer rumours have died down. There have been plenty of speculative ones, how many of them have any truth is anyone's guess.
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Sunderland's pursuit of Moussa Dembele is reported to have stopped before it even started as Spurs look set to reassure the Belgian midfielder he will get more playing time next season. With Tottenham's summer clear out already involving several midfielders, and reports that Daniel Levy is unwilling to splash too much this transfer window, opportunities are set to land at Dembele's feet.

Of course, we know Spurs well in the transfer market. One thing they have always been good at is bleeding every penny they can out of buying clubs. So, who knows, this could easily be a ploy to increase Dembele's value.

Moussa Sow is still on the media's agenda, much like he has been for the last hundred transfer windows or so. Starting to feel quite confident this isn't or never was going to happen.

Apparently our €9m pursuit of Rennes winger Paul Georges-Ntep is going to be hijacked by Inter Milan. The Cameroon-born French winger made a name for himself last season and even managed a couple of international caps at the end of last season.

I would be very surprised if we were in the market for another winger after the capture of Jeremain Lens, let alone have already bid for one, but perhaps that all depends on what happens to Adam Johnson.

One of the more speculative transfer links is that of the highly rated Hakan Calhanoglu. The Bayern Levekusen attacking midfielder cost the German outfit a mere €14.5m last summer and has been heavily linked with Arsenal. He has even been quoted as interesting Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Still 21 and with plenty of time left on his contract, you would imagine he'd cost a pretty penny to prise him away from Levekusen and we are certainly not going to be his first choice if the other links are true. It is strange that we, of all clubs, have been linked alongside the big boys so perhaps there is some truth.

On the back of that, Dick Advocaat's recent quotes stating that we have to be "realistic" and "cannot buy the most expensive players" almost completely rules out any massive bids. He is still keen on more new players but you sense that there is maybe only one or two left to come in, if any. Hot on the agenda must be a creative, central midfielder and a good one of those generally costs alot. I'd be surprised if more than one new face arrives before the end of the transfer window.
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